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History at Exeter has a global reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and we feel that understanding our past is fundamental to comprehending the contemporary challenges we face. We are proud to be one of the leading research centres for History in the UK, with a diverse academic faculty of over 65 staff across both our Streatham Campus in Exeter, and our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

In our Department, our students and friendly, approachable staff work together, driven by curiosity and inspired by a shared passion for History. Our mission is to research and educate ourselves and others about the past and its present legacies. We aim to develop and pass on the highest standards of rigour and excellence that characterise our discipline at its best.

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Talented twins whose music is championed by Coldplay have graduated from the same course, at the same university, on the same day.

Experts celebrate shipshape partnership to reveal more about Cornwall’s maritime history

Experts from the University of Exeter and National Maritime Museum Cornwall are celebrating their continuing partnership. They are working together to spread the word about the region’s fascinating maritime history.

University of Exeter experts nominated for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2022

Two University of Exeter experts have been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious history writing award.

Falklands Forty Schools Competition: Once in a lifetime opportunity for eight UK students to visit the Falkland Islands

This year the UK and Falkland Islands will mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

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